GS-AIGETOA writes to the CMD on ambiguity of the establishment letter and reorganization of sanctioned strength of executives’ grades:

GS-AIGETOA writes to the CMD BSNL regarding severe resentment among executives due to the ambiguity in the letter issued by the Estt Cell, CO New Delhi for collection of the post VRS data from Circle. The letter content is reproduced here for reference:

Information Sought by Establishment Cell, CO New Delhi on dtd 21.04.2020
from Circles
S.No Grade/Post (a) Sanctioned Strength as on 31.01.2020 (b) Pre-VRS Working Strength (c) Post Working Strength as 01.02.20202 (d) Number of VRS Optees (e) Excess Sanctioned Strength as on date (b-d)

He emphasize that the content of the letter i.e. last columns wording is misleading
and gives an impression that all excess post may be abolished which is neither in line with VRS Policy nor in the interest of executive fraternity and hence clarification should be issued. GS also presented the figure of executive’s strength in various grades of Telecom and Finance as detailed below:

Grade Working Strength VRS Optee Vacant Position
Telecom Stream
DGM Equivalent 187 188 1294
AGM Equivalent 1703 3373 7601
SDE Equivalent 7553 3832 14038
JTO Equivalent 14722 1838 22886
Finance Stream
DGM Equivalent 33 202 429
CAO Equivalent 69 239 1278
AO Equivalent 2062 1897 3063
JAO Equivalent 2393 176 4310

*The above are approximate figure as on 01.02.2020

The figure shows that sufficient number of vacancies exits in various grades and hence he demanded promotion for all who have completed the residency period in the preceding grade. He emphasized that if promotion is executed with today vacancies position, JTO upto 2013-14 will get promoted, SDEs upto list-9 will get promoted and all JAO/AO, who have completed residency period will get promoted (even then vacancy will remain available in finance wing).

The VRS has given an opportunity to the management to offer the executives a satisfactory career progression at least in remaining period and let them to work more aggressively towards the company to realize the dream of the government, employees and public to bring back the glorious days for BSNL once again.
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GS-AIGETOA spoken to the Director (HR) on 30.04.2020 for the outstanding issues:General Secretary AIGETOA spoken to the Director (HR) and discussed about the pending issues which has been left behind due to the lockdown imposed by the government in view of the pandemic of COVID-19. The GS emphasize about the discussion and decision reached in 24 Feb-2020 meeting, which has not yielded any result so far even after agreement on many points and some advancement in that direction. It was apprised that our people are putting their best to maintain the essential service of telecom even in the life threatening condition of COVID-19 but the department is not giving due care to their rights and issues. The SDE reversion, JTO-SDE DPC and others are briefly discussed with the Dir(HR) after extending him warm wished for his additional charge of Dir(EB). It was apprised to him that how our reverted SDEs are feeling humiliated due to their posting under juniors in the Circle against all odds and requested for his urgent intervention for their reinstatement as SDE. Similarly, JTOs are completely frustrated due to endless wait for their first promotion while they are not leaving any stone unturned for the best prospects of BSNL and people of country in this pandemic situation.

He agreed with the hardships being faced and said that things couldn’t move forward due to lockdown but assured to look into them from next week as discussed in the last meeting held on 24.02.2020.

Later our CHQ team comprising of Shri Badri Mehta VP, Shri Yogendra Kumar AGS-HQ, Shri Sunil Gautam AGS and Shri Rajeev Meena CS-Delhi met to the DGM(Pers) and discussed on various issues including JTO to SDE DPC and asses its progress Here, we just want to apprised the management that our people have not shy away from maintaining the optimum network and services even in this pandemic of COVID-19 and hence it’s the responsibility of the management to seriously look into to resolve their outstanding issues in a time bound manner and take a pledge on this “MAY DAY” to extend all due rights and ensure justice to these executives working in this organization.